MN GIS/LIS Consortium

May 5 Deadline for All Presentation Types Coming Soon

The deadline date for all types of presentations (lightening rounds, individual general topic or technical, panel discussion, product demos, poster display, and web map display) is fast approaching.  Abstract submissions are the foundation of the conference.  Please consider submitting one before the deadline date.  Abstracts cannot exceed 300 words and submission is online only.  Incomplete abstracts will not be accepted.  To submit an abstract, please visit the Consortium website and follow the instructions provided at

Jane Mueller, Conference Chair

Keynote Speakers at Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference

We are excited to announce this year’s keynote speakers for the conference.   Opening speakers on Thursday will be Anne Lewis of the MN Mississippi River Parkway Commission together with Carol Zoft of the MN Department of Transportation presenting “The Great River Road”.  Friday’s presentation will be “The History of the Leech Lake-Red Lake Trail”.  Watch for more information coming soon.

Evening Receptions at the Conference

Welcome receptions are again planned this year for Tuesday evening, Oct 3rd, at Bemidji Brewing; Wednesday evening, Oct 4th, at JJ’s Dockside Restaurant & Tavern; and Thursday evening, Oct 5th at the Bemidji Eagles Club.  Please mark your calendars now and plan on attending for a great time.  See the conference map for event locations.

Are you a user group or do you want to host a user group at the conference?

Are you a user group that would like to hold your user group meeting at the conference this fall? Are you a business that specializes in certain aspects of GIS and would like to hold a user group for those folks? It is super easy just fill out this form and we will get you a time frame and a room.

MN GIS/LIS Spring Workshops

May 17 Twin Cities 
May 19 Fargo/Moorhead

Only three weeks until the MN GIS/LIS Spring Workshops. This year there are 17 workshops including sessions on ArcGIS Pro, Python, web mapping, and metadata. For more information and registration, go to

This year, there will also be four workshops in Moorhead on May 19. For more information and registration, go to